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  • Check the box! Remember these 10 requirements when choosing software

    Check the box! Remember these 10 requirements when choosing software

    " Whether you’re an estimator for a medium-size drywall contractor or a project manager for a large GC, picking the right construction software can be a huge challenge. Sure, everyone loves...

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  • Check the box! Remember these 10 requirements when choosing software

    Check the box! Remember these 10 requirements when choosing software

    " Whether you’re an estimator for a medium-size drywall contractor or a project manager for a large GC, picking the right construction software can be a huge challenge. Sure, everyone loves...

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  • On Center Customer Spends 50% Less Time on Takeoffs

    On Center Customer Spends 50% Less Time on Takeoffs

    " Bidding and winning the best work for your business has always been the name of the game. For an up-close look at how one Central Florida drywall contractor is crushing it, don’t miss Inside the...

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  • Fox Business Show to Feature On Center Software

    Fox Business Show to Feature On Center Software

    " Today’s construction industry is not only highly competitive, but new technology is also rapidly transforming how contractors bid and win the most profitable projects for their business. ...

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    Learn How to Hire a Great Estimator!

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  • Top 10 Hiring Sites to Look for Great Estimating Talent

    Top 10 Hiring Sites to Look for Great Estimating Talent

    " Your next great construction estimator may already be looking at your website. Many estimators begin testing the waters just to see what’s out there months before taking the leap. On average,...

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  • The 5 Key People to Include When Picking New Estimating Software

    The 5 Key People to Include When Picking New Estimating Software

    " Let’s say you’re a busy mid-size roofing contractor. You use manual tools like colored pencils, calculators, and Excel spreadsheets. Sure, projects are getting won and done. But your chief...

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  • On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid Score in FrontRunners Quadrant

    On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid Score in FrontRunners Quadrant

    " Great news! Once again, On-Screen Takeoff® and Quick Bid® have been named a FrontRunner for Construction Estimating Software by Software Advice. The 2018 FrontRunners Quadrant is designed to...

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  • 3 Steps to Winning the Profitability Game

    3 Steps to Winning the Profitability Game

    " OK, you’re a doors and hardware contractor. Your construction estimators are doing a great job using takeoff and estimating software to ensure bids are accurate down to the last door frame and...

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  • Framing Your Future Success

    Framing Your Future Success

    " You won’t get an argument from any family-owned plumbing, roofing, or concrete business that family-run companies are the backbone of the American economy. In fact, family businesses account for...

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  • 5 Signs Estimators Need New Tools

    5 Signs Estimators Need New Tools

    " In today’s hot construction market, every day is bid day for busy subcontractors. But if you’re relying solely on manual entry into spreadsheets, it can be hard to juggle late information when...

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  • On-Screen Takeoff is No. 1 for 6 Straight Years

    On-Screen Takeoff is No. 1 for 6 Straight Years

    " It’s always nice to be No. 1—especially if it’s your sixth year in a row! That’s right, On-Screen Takeoff® (OST) once again ranked at the top of the takeoff and estimating software sector in the...

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  • 5 Hacks to Hiring Top Construction Estimators

    5 Hacks to Hiring Top Construction Estimators

    " Close your eyes and picture the perfect construction estimator. Do you see a seasoned Baby Boomer or a tech-savvy Millennial? Male or female? No question about it—finding the perfect estimator...

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    Overcome the Pitfalls of Estimating!

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  • Build a Killer Hiring Process!

    Build a Killer Hiring Process!

    " So, you’re looking to hire a great estimator. How hard could it be? Actually, it’s gotten pretty hard. You have two choices: A) Get in line (everybody needs a great estimator!). Or B) Start...

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  • 5 Things You Should Never Leave Out of Your Estimate

    5 Things You Should Never Leave Out of Your Estimate

    " Conley Smith, Sr. Business Writer It’s Bid Day and do you know how accurate your numbers are? Construction industry insider George Hedley estimates 80 percent of construction owners don’t...

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  • Survey Says: Estimators Still Lean On Excel

    Survey Says: Estimators Still Lean On Excel

    " Conley Smith, Sr. Business Writer As always, the annual JB Knowledge Construction Technology report (2017) is chock-full of fascinating details. Translation: it’s pretty long at 70+ pages!...

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  • The $10 Billion Question: Is Construction Ready for New Tech?

    The $10 Billion Question: Is Construction Ready for New Tech?

    " What started out as a faint buzz about the construction industry needing to digitize is now loudly reverberating from Silicon Valley all the way to Wall Street. Yes, that cha-ching sound you...

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  • Pressure Mounting for Skilled Labor

    Pressure Mounting for Skilled Labor

    " With construction employment increasing by 228,000 jobs in March, it would appear 2018 is shaping up to be another strong year for the construction industry, placing even more pressure on the...

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  • How to be a No. 1 Draft Pick On Bid Day

    How to be a No. 1 Draft Pick On Bid Day

    " When the Cleveland Browns are asked for their first-round selection of the NFL Draft on April 26th, their team leaders will likely be hunkered down behind closed doors weighing their options....

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  • 9 Construction Jobs on Hot Jobs List

    9 Construction Jobs on Hot Jobs List

    " OK, maybe it’s time to tell the kids! Some of the hottest jobs in the country aren’t associated with Silicon Valley. In fact, high-demand construction jobs can be found from coast-to-coast and...

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  • Where are the productivity gains?

    Where are the productivity gains?

    " If the construction industry is anything—it’s consistent. For roughly 20 straight years, the industry has racked up the “least improved” award for having the lowest annual productivity gains...

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